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Global demand for motor-control centers to reach $5.12 billion by 2018, says Frost & Sullivan

Global demand for motor-control centers to reach $5.12 billion by 2018, says Frost & Sullivan

LONDON, 18 Dec. 2014. Global demand for motor-control centers will increase from $4.06 billion in 2013 to $5.12 billion in 2018, predict analysts at market researcher Frost & Sullivan in London.

Global military radar market to grow 2.9 percent each year and reach $8.44 billion in 2019

Global military radar market to grow 2.9 percent each year and reach $8.44 billion in 2019

ALBANY, N.Y., 17 Dec. 2014. The worldwide market for military radar will reach $8.44 billion in 2019, which is up 22.3 percent from $6.9 billion in 2012, predict analysts at Transparence Market Research in Albany, N.Y.

DARPA to brief industry next month on developing obstacle-avoiding algorithms for small, fast drones

DARPA to brief industry next month on developing obstacle-avoiding algorithms for small, fast drones

ARLINGTON, Va., 16 Dec. 2014. U.S. military researchers will brief industry next month on a program to develop algorithms to help small, fast unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) fly autonomously through complex, cluttered environments.

Power electronics rack system for high-power DC applications introduced by Keysight

Power electronics rack system for high-power DC applications introduced by Keysight

SANTA ROSA, Calif., 15 Dec. 2014. Keysight Technologies Inc. in Santa Rosa, Calif., is introducing the prewired N8900 series rack system for high-power DC applications.

Navy asks CTG to build sonar transducers for cruiser and destroyer hull-mounted sonar arrays

Navy asks CTG to build sonar transducers for cruiser and destroyer hull-mounted sonar arrays

CRANE, Ind., 12 Dec. 2014. U.S. Navy anti-submarine warfare (ASW) experts are looking to Channel Technologies Group (CTG) in Santa Barbara, Calif., to provide TR-343 sonar transducer ship sets for the Navy's AN/SQS-53 hull mounted sonar array for surface warships.

6U VPX FPGA boards for radar, beamforming, communications, and SIGINT introduced by Pentek

6U VPX FPGA boards for radar, beamforming, communications, and SIGINT introduced by Pentek

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., 12 Dec. 2014. Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J., is introducing the models 57xxx and 58xxx 6U VPX boards field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based single-board computers for data acquisition, software-defined radio, and digital signal processing.

Military invests more than $60 million this week in high-performance computing (HPC) in two contracts

Military invests more than $60 million this week in high-performance computing (HPC) in two contracts

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 11 Dec. 2014. U.S. military researchers announced an influx of more than $60 million this week into a U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) program to enhance high-performance computing (HPC) for advanced research work.

Beyond CMOS: three industry teams aim at next generation of high-performance computing (HPC)

Beyond CMOS: three industry teams aim at next generation of high-performance computing (HPC)

WASHINGTON, 11 Dec. 2014. U.S. government researchers have chosen three industry teams to develop a small computer based on superconducting logic and cryogenic memory that is energy-efficient, scalable, and able to solve interesting problems -- particularly those that involve intelligence gathering and analysis.

VCO for RF and microwave applications like SATCOM and base stations introduced by Crystek

VCO for RF and microwave applications like SATCOM and base stations introduced by Crystek

FORT MYERS, Fla., 11 Dec. 2014. Crystek Corp. in Fort Myers, Fla., is introducing the CVCO55FL-0183-0219 voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) for RF and microwave applications such as digital radio equipment, fixed wireless access, satellite communications (SATCOM) systems, and base stations.

Navy shipboard laser weapon kills boats and UAVs during three-month at-sea tests in Persian Gulf

Navy shipboard laser weapon kills boats and UAVs during three-month at-sea tests in Persian Gulf

ARLINGTON, Va., 10 Dec. 2014. U.S. Navy researchers have completed three months of at-sea testing of a shipboard high-energy laser weapon that could bring deck-mounted machine gun-like defensive capability to U.S. and allied surface warships at a fraction of the cost.

DARPA to detail Transparent Computing cyber security program to industry on 15 Dec. 2014

DARPA to detail Transparent Computing cyber security program to industry on 15 Dec. 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., 10 Dec. 2014. U.S. military researchers will brief industry next week on a proposed new cyber security program to enhance the understanding of internal computer functions as a way to detect and counter advanced cyber warfare threats.

25-Watt DC-DC converter for military, aerospace, and high-reliability introduced by Crane

25-Watt DC-DC converter for military, aerospace, and high-reliability introduced by Crane

REDMOND, Wash., 10 Dec. 2014. Crane Aerospace & Electronics in Redmond, Wash., is introducing the Interpoint MFK series 25-Watt DC-DC converter for military, aerospace, and other high-reliability applications.

Lockheed Martin to move Trident nuclear missile design to next-generation ballistic missile submarine

Lockheed Martin to move Trident nuclear missile design to next-generation ballistic missile submarine

WASHINGTON, 9 Dec. 2014. U.S. Navy submarine experts are supervising a plan to equip future ballistic missile submarines of the U.S. and United Kingdom with the UGM-133 Trident II nuclear missile, one of the most advanced submarine-launched atomic missiles in the world.

Marines ask industry for sensor-fusion technologies to counter artillery, rockets, and mortars

Marines ask industry for sensor-fusion technologies to counter artillery, rockets, and mortars

ARLINGTON, Va., 8 Dec. 2014. U.S. Navy researchers are reaching out to industry for sensor-fusion technologies to quicken and improve U.S. Marine Corps tactical fire-control decisions and intelligence gathering when countering enemy incoming artillery, rocket, and mortar rounds.

Officials of the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in Arlington, Va., released a solicitation last week (ONR-BAA-15-0004) for the Target Processing Center Sensor Correlation and Fusion project.

Half-brick DC-DC converters for military, mobile, and industrial uses introduced by Calex

Half-brick DC-DC converters for military, mobile, and industrial uses introduced by Calex

CONCORD, Calif., 7 Dec. 2014. Calex Mfg. Co. Inc. in Concord, Calif., is introducing the 500-Watt MXW series of wide input, high efficiency half brick DC-DC converters for military, mobile, and industrial applications.

Navy asks industry for new cable to improve deficiencies in AN/AQS-22 helicopter dipping sonar

Navy asks industry for new cable to improve deficiencies in AN/AQS-22 helicopter dipping sonar

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 4 Dec. 2014. U.S. Navy anti-submarine warfare (ASW) experts are reaching out to industry to find improved cable for the dipping sonar system on the Navy's MH-60R shipboard ASW helicopter to correct deficiencies in existing cable.

Analog MEMS accelerometers for aerospace and industrial uses introduced by Silicon Designs

Analog MEMS accelerometers for aerospace and industrial uses introduced by Silicon Designs

KIRKLAND, Wash., 4 Dec. 2014. Silicon Designs Inc. in Kirtland, Wash., is introducing the model 1510 series low-cost family of analog surface mount micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) variable capacitive accelerometers for aerospace, automotive, energy, industrial, oil and gas, and test and measurement applications.

Navy considers upgrading AV-8B jump jet with small-form-factor Link 16 MIDS terminals

Navy considers upgrading AV-8B jump jet with small-form-factor Link 16 MIDS terminals

RIDGECREST, Calif., 3 Dec. 2014. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier II jump jet has provided a substantial avionics engineering challenge since the aircraft entered service in 1985. The small aircraft's tight spaces can make avionics upgrades difficult.

Rugged small-form-factor mission computer for vetronics, C4ISR, and payloads introduced by Acromag

Rugged small-form-factor mission computer for vetronics, C4ISR, and payloads introduced by Acromag

WIXOM, Mich., 2 Dec. 2014. Acromag in Wixom, Mich., is introducing the ARCX rugged small-form-factor mission computer for military and aerospace deployable applications like vetronics, C4ISR, payload management, and command and control.

Navy looks to Hood Tech to provide non-contact jet engine blade vibration and monitoring

Navy looks to Hood Tech to provide non-contact jet engine blade vibration and monitoring

RIDGECREST, Calif., 1 Dec. 2014. U.S. Navy flight-test experts needed a company that specializes in to in-flight aircraft jet engine blade vibration and monitoring to help conduct flight tests on the U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier jump jet. They found their solution from Hood Tech Corp. in Hood River, Ore.

Northrop Grumman moves to next phase of DARPA laser weapons-based missile-defense program

Northrop Grumman moves to next phase of DARPA laser weapons-based missile-defense program

ARLINGTON, Va., 26 Nov. 2014. Laser weapons experts at the Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace Systems segment in Redondo Beach, Calif., are moving forward with a military research program to use lasers for defending manned and unmanned military aircraft from heat-seeking missiles.

DC pass RF lightning and surge protection for top-mount electronics introduced by Times Microwave

DC pass RF lightning and surge protection for top-mount electronics introduced by Times Microwave

WALLINGFORD, Conn., 25 Nov. 2014. Times Microwave Systems in Wallingford, Conn., is introducing the Times-Protect LP-GTV-T series of DC pass RF lightning and surge protection products for applications requiring DC voltage and current to power tower top-mounted electronics.

Navy wants explosives-detection technologies from direct contact with surfaces

Navy surveys industry for new technologies to detect trace amounts of explosives on surfaces

INDIAN HEAD, Md., 21 Nov. 2014. U.S. Navy explosives-detection efforts are asking industry for ideas on non-vapor-collecting ways of detecting trace amounts of explosives by contacting sample surfaces directly.

 Finding needle in a haystack: IARPA searches for ways to find and track foreign ships at sea

Finding needle in a haystack: IARPA searches for ways to find and track foreign ships at sea

WASHINGTON, 20 Nov. 2014. U.S. intelligence experts are trying come to grips with thorny issues like international arms smuggling, nuclear materials exchanges, and inter-continental illegal drug trafficking with one of today's most difficult surveillance challenges: finding and tracking foreign ships at sea.

Worldwide demand for telemetry to grow from $109.54 billion this year to $243 billion in 2020

Worldwide demand for telemetry to grow from $109.54 billion this year to $243 billion in 2020

DALLAS, 20 Nov. 2014. Worldwide demand for telemetry is expected to grow from $109.54 billion this year to $243 billion in 2020 -- a combined annual growth rate of 14.2 percent -- predict analysts at market researcher MarketsandMarkets in Dallas.

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